Solar System Exploration
September 17, 2004
These false-color mosaics from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the changing appearance of the huge storm that developed from a small spot in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
Encircling a Giant
Here is a rover's eye view of driving, scooping and drilling during Curiosity's first year on Mars, August 2012 through July 2013.
Twelve Months in Two Minutes; Curiosity's First Year on Mars
NASA's Director of Planetary Science, Jim Green, discusses the Jan. 20 Astronomical Journal science paper that points to the possibility of a new "Planet 9" in our solar system beyond Pluto.
A New Planet in our Solar System? NASA Takes a Look
Glowing like a neon lasso, Saturn’s aurora is seen spinning above Saturn’s north pole over the course of most of a Saturn day in this movie made from multiple images taken by the ultraviolet imagin...
Ultraviolet Aurora Movie
This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon.
Spacecraft Pass Each Other at the Moon
Filters, pixels and math star in this narrated cartoon.
How Does a Spacecraft Take a Picture?
Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for Cassini in this mesmerizing movie sequence of images acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on Nov. 12, 2005.
Iapetus Spins and Tilts
A simplified visualization of Saturn's magnetic field, or magnetosphere.
Saturn's Magnetic Field (Magnetosphere)
What’s the latest news from Mars? NASA’s InSight lander and MarCO CubeSats are on their way to the Red Planet, a tiny helicopter will hitch a ride with the Mars 2020 rover mission, and Curiosity’s ...
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This video shows the intriguing Occator Crater on Ceres, home to the dwarf planet's brightest area.
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Flight Over Occator Crater
Where is the edge of the solar system? The answer is not so simple.
Where is the Edge of the Solar System?
Spacecraft Full Stack
Spacecraft Full Stack
What's Up for August? This month our main focus is the Perseid meteor shower.
What's Up Video: August 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA
Edward Stone describes how he was always interested in what was new as a young man and how space physics got his attention.
Through the Eyes of Scientists - Meet Edward Stone
Six years of exploration through the 'eyes' of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
Spirit of Mars
This view from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon."
In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon (black and white)
Ranger 9 was the last of the Ranger series of spacecraft launched in the 1960s to explore the moon and was designed to image and impact the moon's crater Alphonsus. This video from 1965 includes im...
This animation, from Cassini's navigation team, shows the spacecraft's final orbits in 2016 and 2017.
Final Orbits: Cassini Grand Finale (Animation)
WE. ARE. NASA. And after 60 years, we're just getting started.
We Are NASA
Team members reflect on what has made the NASA/ESA Cassini mission such an epic journey—the extraordinary spacecraft, tremendous science and historic international collaboration.
Cassini: A Saturn Odyssey
This movie shows clouds in the mid-southern latitudes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in a series of images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months after fall began in the southern hemi...
Titan's Moving Mid-Latitude Clouds
This movie uses data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft to simulate the view from the spacecraft flying over the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
Dawn's Virtual Flight over Vesta
This colorized flyover movie from NASA's Cassini mission takes viewers over the two largest seas on Saturn's moon Titan and nearby lakes.
Flying over an Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes
Two crescent moons dance around Saturn as far-off Dione slips behind its sibling moon Rhea.
Rhea Eclipses Dione
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